Fraser Kent from Blades TTC won the Boys’ Band 1 Singles at the East Midlands Junior 4* Open played at Westfield TT Centre, Wellingborough over the weekend.
The left hander did have a fight on his hands though, having to survive 5 set matches in both last 16 and quarter finals. He then defeated Joshua Bruce (Kent) 4-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-9, in the semi-finals and Bertie Kelly (Somerset), 11-9, 7-11, 12-10, 11-6, to lift the title.
A fantastic win for Fraser.
John Strang from Blades TTC also played in the tournament, performing really well in an extremely close match with England Number Two Junior Amiral Hussain, a very strong performance here but just losing out 11-8 in the 5th. John is developing very well at this top competitive level, so expect to see more strong results from John in future events.